Waiver Wire Madness

Kent Wilson
October 05 2010 11:02AM

UNIONDALE, NY - MARCH 25: Center Brett Sutter #42 of the Calgary Flames skates up ice against the New York Islanders during an NHL game at the Nassau Coliseum on March 25, 2010 in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Paul Bereswill/Getty Images)

 

With today being the last day to submit waiver lists, a lot of notable names hit the wire this morning with some of them getting scooped up.

On the Flames front, Matt Pelech and Cam Cunning cleared waivers while Brett Sutter was placed on the wire, no doubt with a view to sending him down. That cuts the hopefuls down to Brodie and Meyers in town, meaning they will both likely be on the roster come Thursday. 

Elsewhere:

- Former Canucks first round pick Michael Grabner was claimed by the New York Islanders. Acquired by the Panthers in the Ballard trade, Grabner was unable to crack a pretty feeble line-up in Florida, but was nonetheless interesting to NYI (an even more depthless roster thanks to a recent injury to Okposo). 

- Mattias Ritola was claimed by Steve Yzerman and the Tampa Bay Lightning. Ritola is one of the Wings better forward prospects, although his results in the AHL thus far have been just okay. Clearly, Yzerman is familiar with the player and sees something in him worht taking a chance on.

- Shane O'Brien was dealt for Ryan Parent. The former was expensive for his role in VAN at $1.6M and suffered from a number of discipline issues/run-ins with the coach last year. He's a salary dump. As for Parent, he was a former first rounder by NAS who has already been traded 3 times. At 23 years old and with a lot of marginal results behind him at both the NHL and AHL level, Parent's stock has plummeted since he was picked 18th overall in 2005. 

- The Rangers placed Tim Kennedy and Todd White on waivers as well. This is an odd move seeing as both guys were recently acquired by Sather, especially since the team didn't really need to clear space since Wade Redden was recently re-assigned to the AHL. This suggests that Sather is clearing room for a specific move in the near future.

Feel free to add anything else in the comments.

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#52 Dano0049
October 06 2010, 03:10PM
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Kent Wilson wrote:

I've only heard rumblings on twitter from one Roger Millions that something may be done. I'll see if Pat has heard anything.

Me too, thanks for the update though. Lets hope this is a done deal.

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#54 Dano0049
October 06 2010, 03:53PM
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Kent Wilson wrote:

On twitter, Vicki Hall says that Gios agent is in town on unrelated matters and no deal is imminent.

DAMN!! And some other not postable 4 letter words.

Oh well, I'm fairly confident Gio will get a deal done with the Flames at some point. Just hope no lingering hurt feelings over the Russia year. Although I do think that year greatly improved Gio as a player.

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#55 JF
October 06 2010, 04:10PM
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Luc wrote:

tangs jokes iggy

hagman stajan bourque

morrison backlund kotalik

glencross connie moss.

(dunno if works cap wise)

not to bad. GET RID OF THING 1 + 2

Har, why did Sutter give those guys two year deals anyways? It's not like you can't get any one of a large number of guys with their exact same skillsets (limited as they are) at the exact same price year to year. Why lock yourself in like that?

And yes that fits under the cap with about 1.7M to spare.

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